Concussion Talk Podcast

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Synopsis

Concussion Talk Podcasts will feature interviews with; doctors, physiotherapists, who work in the field of concussion and brain injury, others in the medical field, athletes, trainers, coaches, others in sport, athletics and exercise (such as Pilates and other exercise instructors), and community brain injury and concussion groups, and others!

Episodes

  • Concussion Chats - Episode 31 - Travel, concussion & gut health with longtime group member Gui

    14/06/2021 Duration: 39min

    Gui is a civil engineer who has been dealing with PCS for 6.5 years and has suffered 10 concussions. He is working now as an autonomous worker part-time and enjoys various outdoor activities and sports, playing piano, reading and travelling. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of Nick from Concussion Talk. This podcast is dedicated to providing strength and hope, to those suffering from concussions through sharing experiences. Join us to hear recordings of more of our featured speakers, who’ve spoken to our peer-to-peer run concussion support group. To find out more about the McGill Students for Concussion Legacy Foundation or to get involved visit: https://www.concussionmtl.com/ Facebook: Concussion MTL Instagram: @concussion.ca.mtl Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1705048183104453 Our free peer-to-peer support group is hosted on zoom and is open to everyone. Links here: Mondays at 7 pm Eastern Standard Time:

  • Episode 91 - Rethink Speech Therapy with Kara Focht

    08/06/2021 Duration: 26min

    Seriously though, rethink it! After any brain injury, mild or severe, your speech may be effected , so you therefore may need to see a speech therapist, or speech language pathologist (SLP) . However, as Kara Focht discusses in this podcast, speech is just one of the many areas where an SLP is trained to help! Check out the Rethink Speech Therapy website and Instagram!

  • Concussion Chats - Episode 30 - Riding the waves of concussion; symptoms and treatment, with Ashley

    07/06/2021 Duration: 49min

    Here are a few words from Ashley: In April of 2018, I was on vacation in Mexico for a girls/surfing trip. On the second wave of my second day I bailed when my board struck me in the head underwater. I didn’t know what happened at the time, I just know I struggled to get back onto my board and I was extremely lucky another surfer saw me and helped me out of the waves. I had no idea I had a concussion until I stepped onto the plane two days later to come back home one person and landed a completely different person. Looking back with what I know about concussions today, the signs were all there, I just wish I knew what I know now. Since then I’ve been climbing the uphill, rollercoaster battle of Post Concussion Syndrome. I share my story to create awareness to help others so they don’t have to navigate PCS in the dark like I did. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of Nick from Concussion Talk. This podcast is dedicated to providing st

  • Episode 90 - The Concussion Community with Sylvie van de Ree

    01/06/2021 Duration: 28min

    Sylvie was on a scooter in Amsterdam in May 2017, she got into an accident, but not falling or hitting her head, she thought it was only her ankle. From originally thinking her new, strange symptoms would only last a few days, to going from The Netherlands to America for treatment and years spent looking for the important social support of a community, in the fall of 2020, three and a half years after the seemingly innocuous accident Sylvie started The Concussion Community. The Concussion Community consists of an Instagram page, a Facebook group, and a platform with live group classes by concussion experts and a private community.

  • Concussion Chats - Episode 29 - Positivity, recognizing symptoms & emotions with Katrina

    31/05/2021 Duration: 41min

    Katrina. 32. Athlete & Entrepreneur. Been playing competitive hockey for 25 years. No known Concussions until a severe hit from behind in hockey March 2019. Didn’t know I was concussed until 10 days later and things spiralled from there. My body shut down. Hospitalized almost a week (endless testing and bright loud environment made it worse). I had to relearn how to walk, talk. Couldn’t work or function normally for 6 months. Shared my story on social media. A friend took me to Ottawa Performance Care and after 8 months of twice a day rehab they gave me my life back. I could walk, talk and begin to live again. I’d say I’m 90% healed. I have many good days and some bad and although my life may never be the same pre concussion, I will never stop bringing awareness and continuing to live life in a slower, more calculated and present lane. Forever grateful for support from family, friends and strangers. You can heal. One day at a time.

  • Episode 89 - Concussion/Brain Injury in the Military, Support & Recovery with Blair Hennessey

    25/05/2021 Duration: 36min

    This podcast and even meeting Blair took longer than was expected when we first connected in January 2020. You know, back when it was easy to meet. We were going to meet at my favourite local restaurant, Quintanas, but then there was a huge snowstorm that shut down the city. About six weeks later the world ground to a halt. Finally, we meet up - via Zoom - to talk about Blair's concussions while in the Canadian Army, his symptoms, how physiotherapy and exercise have helped, his triathlon aspirations, and his exciting upcoming challenge; his journey to becoming a physiotherapist! You can find Blair on Instagram @blair.matthw

  • Concussion Chats - Ep 28 - The importance of community & celebrating the small things with Ellen

    24/05/2021 Duration: 46min

    In summer 2019, Ellen got a Tbi while biking home in Ottawa. She will be sharing her insight while dealing with ongoing PCS. Ellen will discuss her experiences such as going back to school, accepting her new reality, the importance of celebrating the small things, and how she redefined success. She strongly believes in the power of being part of a Tbi/concussion community and looks forward to talking about her experiences. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of Nick from Concussion Talk. This podcast is dedicated to providing strength and hope, to those suffering from concussions through sharing experiences. Join us to hear recordings of more of our featured speakers, who’ve spoken to our peer-to-peer run concussion support group. To find out more about the McGill Students for Concussion Legacy Foundation or to get involved visit: https://www.concussionmtl.com/ Facebook: Concussion MTL Instagram: @concussion.ca.mtl Facebook group

  • Episode 88 - Nutrition Post-Concussion with Stephen Gurr (Premier Athletic Therapy)

    18/05/2021 Duration: 37min

    An Australian who finds himself on the other side of the planet, Stephen Gurr is a nutritionist at Premier Athletic Therapy & Sports Medicine in St. John's, NL, Canada. He has also brought with him his wealth of knowledge about the importance of nutrition, for not only athletes, but for anyone! Stephen and I discuss nutrition after a concussion; foods that are help to restore the body after injury, including the brain!

  • Episode 27 - Multiple concussions, getting back to life, the importance of nutrition with Krystal

    17/05/2021 Duration: 41min

    Krystal (she/her) is a concussion warrior, a storyteller, an improv nerd, a dog mom, and a dietitian

  • Episode 87 - ABI Ireland with Barbara O'Connell, CEO & Co-founder

    11/05/2021 Duration: 45min

    Founded in 2000, ABI Ireland, helps the roughly 19,000 people who are brain injured in Ireland each year, by being the leading provider of community based rehabilitation services for those with an acquired brain injury (ABI). "Barbara is best known for her vision to create specialist neuro-rehabilitation services in communities throughout Ireland for people living with brain injury. Prior to co-founding Acquired Brain Injury Ireland in 2000, Barbara worked as an Occupational Therapy Manager with the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) where she pioneered a social reintegration programme for brain injury survivors to bridge the gap between post-acute services and returning home."

  • Episode 26 - Loss of identity, positive attitude, and finding help with Jaclyn

    10/05/2021 Duration: 41min

    Jaclyn is a 23 year old who, in 2019, received multiple concussions in a 5 month span ending her college soccer career and leading her to PCS. She will be sharing her experience on finishing college despite these circumstances, dealing with loss of identity, the importance of finding the right health care professional, as well as the variety of treatments she underwent to get her life back. It was this experience that ultimately solidified her drive to start physical therapy school this coming August to help others struggling with brain injuries. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of Nick from Concussion Talk. This podcast is dedicated to providing strength and hope, to those suffering from concussions through sharing experiences. Join us to hear recordings of more of our featured speakers, who’ve spoken to our peer-to-peer run concussion support group. To find out more about the McGill Students for Concussion Legacy Foundation or

  • Episode 86 - CrashCourse by TeachAids with Scott Anderson

    04/05/2021 Duration: 30min

    TeachAids is a social venture that grew out of Stanford and Dr. Piya Sorcar's doctoral work. "This effort grew into a collaborative consortium of world-class experts from disciplines including education, medicine, communications, technology, and design thinking. The Institutional Review Board-approved research and methodology has demonstrated statistically significant gains in learning and retention, and provided the highest learning effects and comfort rates of any tested educational approach.1 " Scott Anderson (Episode 45), Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) at SyncThink, former Director of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine at Stanford University and an advisor to TeachAids. Scott was instrumental in the creation of the TeachAids for Concussion product, CrashCourse. He talks about the amazing work that TeachAids is doing, including the incredible FREE CrashCourse products such as the Concussion Story Wall, Concussion Education - including in VR (virtual reality), Brain Fly-Through - including VR!

  • Concussion Chats - Episode 25 - There's a poetry to recovery with Alan B.

    03/05/2021 Duration: 43min

    Alan is a former professional boxer that now coaches. For years he has told his wife that something still wasn’t right in his head. When his wife and children noticed him becoming more angry, confused, depressed, and showing inappropriate behaviors they took him to the doctor. After numerous doctors, CTs and MRIs he was diagnosed with Dementia Pujulistica and Probable CTE at John Hopkins in 2017. Since then Alan has started writing poems about his experience and continues to fight for his life, beating odds at every turn. With the help of his incredible wife he has sought more than 30 various treatments and is back to lifting weights and working out 3-4 times a week.

  • Phoenix Concussion Recovery - Episode 17 - POTS in Depth (with Kristina Hanson)

    21/04/2021 Duration: 54min

    Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Lauren is back, and she's talking about POTS with Kristina! Pun (play on words really) at 34:35. Well done Kristina! Follow Lauren and Phoenix Concussion Recovery on Twitter @LZconcussion or go to the Phoenix Concussion Recovery website!

  • Episode 85 - Computational Neuroscience with Dr. Frances Skinner

    20/04/2021 Duration: 30min

    Dr. Frances Skinner is a Senior Scientist of Computational Neuroscience at the Krembil Brain Institute's Krembil Research Institute. My first question, of course, was 'what is computational neuroscience?' I had seen a tweet from Krembil Brain Institute in which Dr. Skinner was tagged or to which she replied, but either way when I saw the title Computational Neuroscientist I had to find out more! Along with some deciphering as to what computational neuroscience entails, we also discuss the complexity of the brain and how seemingly unrelated information could be so important in finding some help for brain injury and concussion!

  • Concussion Chats - Episode 24 - PCS, life changes, self-advocacy with Nick K

    19/04/2021 Duration: 41min

    Nick is a 2x TBI survivor, currently battling PCS and an online nutritional coach and will be sharing his story and hopefully a few tips and tricks for recovery and managing PCS. We talk about what "in your head" means, about being your own best advocate, documenting recovery and more! Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of Nick from Concussion Talk. This podcast is dedicated to providing strength and hope, to those suffering from concussions through sharing experiences. Join us to hear recordings of more of our featured speakers, who’ve spoken to our peer-to-peer run concussion support group. To find out more about the McGill Students for Concussion Legacy Foundation or to get involved visit: https://www.concussionmtl.com/ Facebook: Concussion MTL Instagram: @concussion.ca.mtl Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1705048183104453 Our free peer-to-peer support group is hosted on zoom and is open to everyone. Links her

  • Concussion is a brain injury. What Does That Mean?

    13/04/2021 Duration: 03min

    Visit www.concussiontalk.com for the link to the course Lauren Ziaks, DPT, and I did on Listenable. Thank you for all of your support.

  • Concussion Chats - Episode 23 - Get to Know - Neuroscience, psychology, NLBIA and Erin Guilfoyle

    12/04/2021 Duration: 34min

    Emily, Taya, and Nick ask their fourth co-host, Erin Guilfoyle how she became so interested in brain injury that she move to a different city to learn more about how best to help others, and how it led to her job as at the Newfoundland and Labrador Brain Injury Association (NLBIA), and to her being a co-host on Concussion Talk Podcast. We find out more about Erin's interests outside of work as well! Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of Nick from Concussion Talk. This podcast is dedicated to providing strength and hope, to those suffering from concussions through sharing experiences. Join us to hear recordings of more of our featured speakers, who’ve spoken to our peer-to-peer run concussion support group. To find out more about the McGill Students for Concussion Legacy Foundation or to get involved visit: https://www.concussionmtl.com/ Facebook: Concussion MTL Instagram: @concussion.ca.mtl Facebook group: https://www.facebook.c

  • Concussion Chats - Episode 22 - Mindset, ask for help, celebrate the wins, with Ashley

    05/04/2021 Duration: 43min

    Living with PCS, 3 years ago Ashley’s life was changed forever. What she thought was going to be a simple recreational game with friends on a Monday night, changed her life. Ashley will be speaking about how her positive mindset has become stronger than ever, how celebrating the little wins daily keeps you sane, and overcoming the dread of asking and seeking help. The toughest part was accepting she couldn’t do it all. She will also discuss how asking for help and leaning on friends, family, medical professionals and her spirituality has helped her recreate her new life as she continues to live with PCS. Concussion Chats is a podcast hosted by the McGill Students for the Concussion Legacy Foundation, with the help of Nick from Concussion Talk. This podcast is dedicated to providing strength and hope, to those suffering from concussions through sharing experiences. Join us to hear recordings of more of our featured speakers, who’ve spoken to our peer-to-peer run concussion support group. To find out more abo

  • KYHU Wellness Plan

    01/04/2021 Duration: 53min

    In this podcast Allie and Felicia of the Keep Your Head Up Foundation chat with Sarah HBSc, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont.) about how people recovering from concussion or brain injury can use their wellness plan tool to support their mental and physical wellbeing through recovery. Tune in to find different ways to use the tool that may best support you! https://www.keepyourheadup.ca/

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